Katia Hoffman has returned with anextraordinary collection for Windham Fabrics; Grand Illusion. Countless swirls and gold metallic embellishment create mysterious patterns and magical interlocking designs. Katia understands that crafting a quilt is a very personal journey with a great deal of time and effort invested in creating something unique. She thoughtfully designed this collection with a sophisticated colour palette and intricate designs, once again, committing to her passion for exquisite elegance.
All ten fabrics are available by the metre or as a fat quarter bundle. Plus, we have two rather elegant quilt projects available as kits. The Looking Glass quilt, below left, measures 72" (183cm) square and comes as a kit with all the fabrics for the quilt top and binding plus instructions. The Carnival Runner, below right, uses the kaleidoscopic main print to great effect in this 14" x 46" table runner. Again, our kit includes the fabrics for the quilt top and binding plus instructions.
Its smooth sailing around the world with Seven Seas by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics. Maps, compasses, globes and nautical textures lead the way. The vintage palette of parchment, ash, mossy olive and weathered khaki have an antique quality perfect for olde world style quilts and projects.
This eight piece collection is available by the metre or as a fat quarter bundle. We also have this stunning 108" World Globes quilt backing (above), you won’t know which side of the quilt to display!
This 60" square, Compass Point quilt uses the Sevens Seas fabrics to great effect. Our kit includes all the fabrics for the quilt top and binding plus instructions. See the collection here.
If you like the style and are looking to add in more fabrics with a similar vibe then do check out our selection of Tim Holtz designs (examples below left) or Wanderlust (below right).
In the world of Sweet Oak, stylish squirrels don jaunty acorn cap berets. Striped inchworms measure leaves and nibble a few on their way to getting wings. Delicate fields of clover invite visitors to stop awhile and look for luck, which abounds in this joyful collection that oozes warmth and charm.
We have a limited number of kits available to create the lovely 93" x 93" (236 x 236cm) quilt above called Gwen’s Daydream. Our kit includes all the fabrics to complete the quilt top and binding plus instructions.
As well as fabric by the metre we have a Fat Quarter bundle of 15 fabrics from the collection.
Kathy Doughty, owner of Material Obsession in Australia, has written this fabulous book on appliqué. Kathy’s style is bold and colourful and whether you choose to copy her style or create your own, you will find lots of information on choosing fabrics, making bias vines, mastering needle-turn and many more skills. Organic Applique (20327) is priced £18.95
Kathy has her own fabric line through Free Spirit and she is a big fan of the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics (Kaffe and Brandon has written the forward to her book) as can be seen in the quilts above.
Some of Kathy’s quilts were on display at last year’s Quilt Festival in Houston. In fact they were the inspiration behind our Free Spirit Designers fabric collection that includes fabrics from Kathy’s latest collection, Leaf and Stem. Choose from three eclectic colourways or buy all three fat quarter bundles (30 fabrics in total) and get free instructions to make the quilt shown above from the three bundles (there’s no applique on this one though!).
While we are talking Kaffe Fassett Collective, we have a new addition to our range of kits based on the latest fabric releases. Star Blocks, below left, features the latest designs set against a background of new and classic Spot colours. Our kit includes all the fabrics for the quilt top, binding and instructions to complete this 63" x 75" quilt. Click here to see all the latest Kaffe Fassett quilt kits.
In response to popular demand, Corinne Lapierre has compiled this charming book containing all the instructions, full scale templates and the stitch guide you need to make the entire set of her unique best-selling 12 Days of Christmas hanging decorations.
Measuring 21 x 21 cm and 44 pages long, it is ring bound so it lays flat for better visibility. The full scale templates can be copied before cutting out or cut directly from the book. Some of these delightful creations are shown below.
The 12 Days of Christmas Craft Pack is specially designed to make the entire set of Corinne's 12 Days of Christmas felt hanging decorations: 20 squares of felt, 5 skeins of DMC thread and 3 lengths of satin ribbon.